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Building and trees

(circa 1951-circa 1953)


Godfrey Miller


20 Aug 1893 - 10 May 1964



(circa 1951-circa 1953)

Media category


Materials used

oil, pen and black ink on canvas


42.5 x 60.0 cm

Signature & date

Signed l.r., brown ink, white gouache "Godfrey Miller". Not dated.


Purchased 1953


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Godfrey Miller

Artist profile

Works in the collection


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 19 publications


Herbert Badham, A gallery of Australian art, 'Introduction', pg. v-vii., Sydney, 1954, xiii, (illus.). plate no. 60

Dennis Colsey and Hal Missingham, One hundred years of Australian landscape painting: Art Gallery of New South Wales Travelling Art Exhibition 1968, Sydney, 1968, 23 (illus.). 27

Our Art Critic, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Exhibition reveals vitality in art', pg. 2, Sydney, 16 Nov 1956, 2.

David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, The Sydney Group, Sydney, 1953. 26; Priced 55 guineas

Deborah Edwards, Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1996, 54 (colour illus.), 66, 122. plate no. 46

James Gleeson, Sun, 'Sydney Group's exhibition mature, exciting', pg. 44, Sydney, 01 Oct 1953, 44.

James Gleeson, Contemporary Australian painting, Unknown, 1956. 62, titled 'Building and trees'; not paginated

Sasha Grishin, Parallel visions: works from the Australian collection, 'Roger Kemp / Godfrey Miller', pg. 104-115, Sydney, 2002, 145, 147.

John Henshaw (Editor), Godfrey Miller, Sydney, 1965, (illus.). plate no. 35

Sir Daryl Lindsay, Contemporary Australian paintings, Melbourne, 1955. 1; Lent by the National Art Gallery of New South Wales

Elwyn Lynn, The Australian landscape and its artists, Rushcutters Bay, 1977, 106 (colour illus.).

Hal Missingham, Contemporary Australian painting, 'Introduction', pg. 5-6, Auckland, 1957, 12. 21; titled 'Buildings and trees'

National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Purchases and Acquisitions for 1953, Sydney, 1954, 9. 14

Arianne Rourke, Viewpoints: visual arts case studies, 'Australian Landscape Painting', pg. 25-37, Port Melbourne, 1998, 31 (colour illus.). 4.5

Bernard William Smith, A catalogue of Australian oil paintings in the National Art Gallery of New South Wales 1875-1952, Sydney, 1953, 146. 471

Martin Terry, Masterpieces of Australian Painting, Sydney, 1984, 110-111.

Clive Turnbull, Jean Campbell and Daniel Thomas AM, Australian painting: colonial, impressionist, contemporary, Adelaide, 1962, 45. 144

unknown author, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Art Gallery buys two paintings', pg. 2, Sydney, 02 Oct 1953, 2.

The Adelaide Festival of Arts 1962: Special exhibitions at the National Gallery of South Australia, 'Australian Painting: Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary', Adelaide, 1962. 152; not paginated